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{May 23, 2009}   Fruit Kabobs

I’ve been trying to incorporate colorful, nutritious and fun foods into our daily lives.  The kids love fruit so kabobs are a big hit whenever they’re served. They’re ideal for picnics and parties or any time you want to dazzle family and friends. Here’s how to make them:
1. Pick a colorful variety of fruit.  Use fruit that’s fresh but firm, never over-ripe. Be creative, try what’s in season, experiment and find your own favorite combinations. Fruit ideas: apples, pears, pineapple, banana, mango, papaya, starfruit, and strawberries.
2. Wash, peel, and cut the fruit into similar size chunks and drizzle with lemon juice, or marinate fruit in a sauce (puree of same fruits youv’e grilled augmented with lemon juice), or go to the other extreme by using a spicy hoisin sauce, our favorite tho is to sprinkle fruit with brown sugar or cinnamon and drizzle with chocalate sauce.
3. Place 6-7 pieces on each skewer, alternating colors, shapes, and textures. Use smaller fruit like grapes or cherries on the ends of the kabobs and leave space at each end of the skewer for easy handling.
5.If you’re serving your kabobs fresh, stack them on top of each other on an oval platter or fan them out in a pretty circle on a round plate. (Keep them in a re-sealable plastic bag or plastic container until you are ready to serve them.)

   
 

* Sometimes its fun to grill them! Yummy.fruit kabob

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